Paris, Portrait of a City (book review)

October 5, 2012 § Leave a comment


Every couple of months I buy a book or two on photography.

The books are more on the masterful photographer’s work, rather than how to books. It is here I analyse, digest, and brainstorm. The books I purchase apart from supporting the photographer and book seller, give me ideas that enable me to push my abilities, from where I may likely fail, but learn from. This helps me to learn and continue to push. And the more I work on this cycle the more I improve and get it right first time due to experience.

There are times though, where I just like to look at a great book on photography with a beverage and just enjoy it. And my most recent purchase was “Paris, Portrait of a City”

This worthy any extraordinary book really is the essence of what Paris has and still is all about. The 544 pages cover all themes and topics from history, street photography, documentary, fashion, architecture personal portraits and that certain Je ne sais quoi?

This book makes a credible coffee table book, but yearns to be viewed over and over all A4 sized 544 pages.

If you cannot afford to buy this book, then ask for it, for your birthday, Christmas or special occasional. If you enjoy photography in it’s purest form then I highly recommend this book.

Paris, Portrait of a City
(Author, Editor) Jean-Claude Gautrand
ISBN-10: 3836502933
ISBN-13: 978-3836502931

I am not sponsored but just a hard working photographer passing my honest, unbiased, opinion.

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